DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
College readiness program. Establishes the voluntary universal ACT assessment program. Specifies that the purpose of the program includes: (1) improvement of the college enrollment and participation rate; (2) ensuring a general, suitable, and efficient system of college and workforce readiness for students; (3) support for voluntary statewide ACT assessment for all grade 11 students; and (4) encouraging greater student participation in the Core 40 curriculum. Specifies that, beginning with the 2008-2009 school year, a school may provide each grade 11 student with the opportunity to take the ACT assessment at no cost to the student. Requires the department of education, in consultation with the commission for higher education, to submit an annual report to the general assembly.